Fresher United Nations UN MONUSCO Career Jobs – Associate Civil Engineer

Title:     Associate Civil Engineer
Organization: United
Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the
: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: NOA
Opening Number:
Head of Engineering Section
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
The Associate Civil Engineer will provide support to the United Nations
Support Base in applying the basic theories and techniques of civil engineering
in the design, construction, maintenance, repair, supervision, contract
administration and contract liquidation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Associate Civil
Engineer will be responsible for performing the following duties:
In charge of applying basic formulas to complete
routine calculations for small projects or minor phases of broader assignments
related to engineering requirements of peacekeeping or other UN missions, such
as design, construction, repair of buildings, roads, helipads, airfields, waste
disposal systems, storm water management, environmental control systems, and
field defense structures.
Preparing scopes of works, specifications, BOQs,
drawings and other contract documents.
Provide support to the Project Manager/Head of ES
in overseeing construction projects through contractors and consultants as well
as in-house projects.
Responsible for preparing project reports to be
submitted to senior level management.
In charge of supervising construction projects,
supporting contract administration, evaluating contractors’ reports, proposals,
payment applications and claims, and recommending to the Project Manager.
Searching technical reports to obtain information
related to projects in progress.
In charge of recording factual data in tests and
observation studies.
Performing drafting and minor detail designs.
In charge of assisting in surveying work to
determine site selection for new structures.
Assisting in calculation of stresses and strains
affecting proposed structures by making routine calculations of such factors as
estimated load, water pressure, soil characteristics, temperature fluctuations,
and nature of building materials used.
Preparing requisitions for procurement of
construction supplies.
Maintaining liaison with local authorities/
contractors/ consultants/ suppliers concerning the provision of supplies/
services and projects.
Supervising other national staff as applicable.
Performing any other duties as may be required.
Performance Indicators:
Plans and designs basic specifications for
construction projects;
Effectively and in a timely manner, liaises with
contractors/ consultants/ logistics counterparts and other concerned parties at
all stages of projects.
Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO
Associate Civil Engineer should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, in Civil
Engineering or related disciplines from a recognized institution.
At least two years of progressively responsible
experience in engineering design and construction or management-related area.
Previous experience working in a multicultural/
international environment is desirable.
Language: Fluency in
English (both oral and written) is required.
Professionalism: Ability to
apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including
preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Shows
pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and
mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with
difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of work
Teamwork: Works
collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in
accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely
reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings.
& Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with
agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts
priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations
does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts. Women
are strongly encouraged to apply.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications the
following documents:
Cover Letter (letter of motivation or application
The United Nations Personal History form (P-11), Download Here;
Proof of required academic certificates;
Copy of birth certificate; or copy of National ID;
or copy of Passport;
Employment verification letter from most recent
Internal candidates must submit 2 most recent
performance evaluations and external candidates must submit two reference
By email:
applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the
Vacancy Announcement Number and the Job Title and send to:
By Hand:
Or hand
carried to: RSCE – Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road, P.O. Box 710, Entebbe.
NB: Do not
submit original certificate(s) with the application. In line with the UN policy
on gender balance, female candidates are strongly encouraged.
25th January, 2016
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